Category Archives: QUOTATION

quotation: Everyone is more or less master of his own fate. Aesop


Everyone is more or less master of his own fate.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

quotation: This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson


This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

quotation: We often despise what is most useful to us. Aesop


We often despise what is most useful to us.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

The weather is like the government, always in the wrong. Jerome K. Jerome (three men in a boat)


The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

quotation: It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde


It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

quotation: Mark Twain (on friendship)


The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

quotation: No enemy is worse than bad advice. Sophocles


No enemy is worse than bad advice.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) Discuss

quotation: Edith Wharton – “…habit is necessary;…”


quotation: 

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Discuss

quotation: One story is good, till another is told. Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


One story is good, till another is told.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

quotation: To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. Gustave Flaubert


To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Discuss

quotation: There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Victor Hugo


QUOTATION

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Discuss

quotation: Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen


Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) Discuss

quotation: Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. ( Miguel de Cervantes)


Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Discuss

quotation: Alexander Hamilton – Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.


Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Discuss

quotation: Oscar Wilde – If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde


If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

quotation: Aristotle


We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Discuss

quotation: Henry Fielding


LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Discuss

The Immortals, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)


The Immortals, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)

The immortals are fighting gloves off,
The mortals are scared to death
Immortals buy,
Mortal rent,
immortals are cared for
Mortals have less…
Immortals couldn’t care less: hahahaha (can you hear them laugh?)

Just a thought: “Fictitious reality…”, by George-B ©Always


Just a thought:  “Fictitious reality: Nothing complicates reality more than fiction
fictitious reality is not something new:It’s been allowed
to make court for emperors and kings,
houses and congresses
presidents and councils

The story of clothes, the story of tailors are
as fictitious as they are real

They’re as real today as they were in the dark aged years
They are cloaked in lies, and shades of no pure thought
They eat the mouth of the truthful and worse: they care not!
They feel the running of colors and fixation of lie, the false apparel that’s as transparent as finest crystal glass.

by George-B ©Always

Fictitious Reality/Spiritual Writers Network

Fictitious Reality/Spiritual Writers Network

 

Just a thought: “Safety is much more than moving or stationary functional parts…”


Just a thought:  “Safety is much more than moving or stationary functional parts. It is in people’s attitude induced by business policies and effectiveness and application of public safety laws”

quotation: The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)


The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Discuss

quotation: Edith Wharton: “Mrs. Ballinger is one of the ladies who pursue Culture in bands, as though it were dangerous to meet it alone.”


Mrs. Ballinger is one of the ladies who pursue Culture in bands, as though it were dangerous to meet it alone.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Discuss

“At the antipodes of bloggers everywhere! “

quotation: Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. John Milton


Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

John Milton (1608-1674) Discuss

this pressed: Dan Munro – The Healthcare Compass – Forbes (the true face of healthcare for profit)


Dan Munro

Dan Munro – The Healthcare Compass – Forbes.

Healthy lives: The U.S. ranks last overall with poor scores on all three indicators of healthy lives — mortality amenable to medical care, infant mortality, and healthy life expectancy at age 60. Overall, France, Sweden, and Switzerland rank highest on healthy lives.

Perhaps the biggest single takeaway was this one:

The most notable way the U.S. differs from other industrialized countries is the absence of universal health insurance coverage. Other nations ensure the accessibility of care through universal health systems and through better ties between patients and the physician practices that serve as their medical homes. The Commonwealth Fund “Mirror, Mirror On The Wall — 2014 Update” 

Unfortunately, many still equate “universal healthcare” with “Government run” or “single payer” healthcare. It isn’t (Universal Coverage Is Not “Single Payer” Healthcare — here).

quotation: Oscar Wilde


Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

quotation: Mark Twain


A man’s house burns down. The smoking wreckage represents only a ruined home that was dear through years of use and pleasant associations. By and by, as the days and weeks go on, first he misses this, then that, then the other thing. And when he casts about for it he finds that it was in that house. Always it is an essential–there was but one of its kind. It cannot be replaced. It was in that house. It is irrevocably lost… It will be years before the tale of lost essentials is complete, and not till then can he truly know the magnitude of his disaster.  

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

 

quotation: A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. John F. Kennedy


A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

quotation: Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

A MUST SEE! : Music for humanity, music for the soul: make music part of your life series: Schubert: Entr’acte no. 3 from “Rosamunde”


English: Michael Tilson Thomas

English: Michael Tilson Thomas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Find it in your heart to listen to the commentary made by Michael Tilson Thomas
Schubert: Entr’acte no. 3 from “Rosamunde

Schubert: Entr’acte no. 3 from “Rosamunde” – encore from the YouTube Symphony Orchestra concert conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas at Sydney Opera House on March 20, 2011.

Franz Schubert was baptized in this church in ...

Franz Schubert was baptized in this church in 1797….. (Photo credit: Walter A. Aue)

 

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great compositions/performances: Johann Sebastian Bach – Fantasy and fugue in G minor BWV 542


Johann Sebastian Bach – Fantasy and fugue in G minor BWV 542

Franz Hauk at the Great Klais Organ of Liebfrauenmünster Ingolstadt

*****From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia*****
The Great Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542, is an organ prelude and fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach. It acquired that name to distinguish it from the earlier Little Fugue in G minor, which is shorter. This piece is not to be confused with the Prelude and Fugue in A minor, which is also for organ and also sometimes called “the Great”.

It was transcribed for piano by Franz Liszt as S.463.

Robert Huw Morgan plays Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in G minor on the Fisk-Nanney organ at the Stanford Memorial Church in Stanford, California.

 

 

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quotation: “Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.” Ambrose Bierce


Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

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Leonard Cohen & U2 : Tower Of SongTower Of Song – (Video clip from the film ‘I’m Your Man’ Video INCLUDED in DVD version – U2)


Tower Of Song – Video clip from the film ‘I’m Your Man’
Video INCLUDED in DVD version – U2 : Window in the Skies

LEONARD COHEN

Tower Of Song Lyrics

Songwriters: Cohen, Leonard;

Well my friends are gone and my hair is gray
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I’m crazy for love but I’m not coming on
I’m just paying my rent every day in the tower of song

I said to Hank Williams, “How lonely does it get?”
Hank Williams hasn’t answered yet
But I hear him coughing all night long
Oh, a hundred floors above me in the tower of song

I was born like this, I had no choice
I was born with the gift of a golden voice
And twenty-seven angels from the great beyond
They tied me to this table right here in the tower of song

So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll
I’m very sorry, baby, doesn’t look like me at all
I’m standing by the window where the light is strong
Ah they don’t let a woman kill you not in the tower of song

Now you can say that I’ve grown bitter but of this you may be sure
The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
And there’s a mighty judgment coming, but I may be wrong
You see, you hear these funny voices in the tower of song

I see you standing on the other side
I don’t know how the river got so wide
I loved you baby, way back when
And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed
But I feel so close to everything that we lost
We’ll never, we’ll never have to lose it again

Now I bid you farewell, I don’t know when I’ll be back
They’re moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track
But you’ll be hearing from me baby, long after I’m gone
I’ll be speaking to you sweetly from a window in the tower of song

Yeah, my friends are gone and my head is gray
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I’m crazy for love but I’m not coming on
I’m just paying my rent every day in the tower of song

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Regina Spektor You’ve Got Time lyrics video ( Orange Is The New Black ) (Spector….Gotta love her)


Regina Spektor You’ve Got Time lyrics video ( Orange Is The New Black )

The animals, the animals
Trapped, trapped, trapped ’till the cage is full
The cage is full
Stay awake
In the dark, count mistakes
The light was off but now it’s on
Searching the ground for a bitter song
The sun is out, the day is new
And everyone is waiting, waiting on you
And you’ve got time
And you’ve got time

Think of all the roads
Think of all their crossings
Taking steps is easy
Standing still is hard
Remember all their faces
Remember all their voices
Everything is different
The second time around

The animals, the animals
Trapped, trapped, trapped ’till the cage is full
The cage is full
Stay awake
In the dark, count mistakes
The light was off but now it’s on
Searching the ground for a bitter song
The sun is out, the day is new
And everyone is waiting, waiting on you
And you’ve got time
And you’ve got time

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Sting – Love is The Seventh Wave (Video from Living Sea,Music by Sting.)


StingLove is The Seventh Wave

Video from Living Sea,Music by Sting.

“Love Is The Seventh Wave” Sting

In the empire of the senses
You’re the queen of all you survey
All the cities all the nations
Everything that falls your way
There is a deeper wave than this
That you don’t understand
There is a deeper wave than this
Tugging at your hand

Every ripple on the ocean
Every leaf on every tree
Every sand dune in the desert
Every power we never see
There is a deeper wave than this
Swelling in the world
There is a deeper wave than this
Listen to me girl

Feel it rising in the cities
Feel it sweeping over land
Over borders, over frontiers
Nothing will its power withstand
There is no deeper wave than this
Rising in the world
There is no deeper wave than this
Listen to me girl

All the bloodshed, all the anger
All the weapons, all the greed
All the armies, all the missiles
All the symbols of our fear
There is a deeper wave than this
Rising in the world
There is a deeper wave than this
Listen to me girl

At the still point of destruction
At the centre of the fury
All the angels, all the devils
All around us can’t you see
There is a deeper wave than this
Rising in the land
There is a deeper wave than this
Nothing will withstand

I say love is the seventh wave

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quotation: Bertrand Russell – to conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom


Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) Discuss

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just a thought: “There is no difference between people, not that we’re born with, not of any significance.” (©always)


just a thought:  “There is no difference between people. Not in our make at least. The differences are pondered upon us by the culture and tradition of the people we’re born to. Our natural senses about the world around us are shaped into the likeness of those around us from early age, before we can determine by ourselves the values that are imposed upon us.

There is no difference between people, not that we’re born with, not of any significance.” (©always)

George B.

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Quotation: Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage. Ambrose Bierce


Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

quotation: …when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Arthur Conan Doyle


…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Discuss

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euzicasa June 4 2014 – imagine what would happen if 80% of followers would show up here at the same time (HIHIHIHI)


euzicasa June 4 2014 – imagine what would happen if 80% of followers would show up at the same time (HIHIHIHI)

euzicasa June 4 2014 - imagine what would happen if 80% of followers would show up at the same time (HIHIHIHI)

euzicasa June 4 2014 – imagine what would happen if 80% of followers would show up at the same time (HIHIHIHI)

euzicasa June 4 2014 views by country -- imagine what would happen if 80% of followers would show up at the same time (HIHIHIHI)

euzicasa June 4 2014 views by country — imagine what would happen if 80% of followers would show up at the same time (HIHIHIHI)

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just a thought: “failure to fail is worst failure.” (George-B ©always)


just a thought:  “failure to fail is worst failure.” (George-B ©always)
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just a thought: The Beatles’ Yesterday (remember your past experiences and cherish them: they are indeed who you are today”) ©


just a thought: “The Beatles’ Yesterday (remember your past experiences and cherish them:  they are indeed who you are today”)©


un ricordo dei grandi Beatles

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Π™? What arrogance!


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quotation: Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian. Herman Melville


Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) Discuss

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quotation: “You see, but you do not observe.” Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)


You see, but you do not observe.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Discuss

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quotation: What is most truly valuable is often underrated. Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


What is most truly valuable is often underrated.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

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just a thought: “Depression is cultural…and so is the profit from it!”


just a thought:  “Depression is cultural…and so is the profit from it!”

make music part of your life series: The Traitor-Martha Wainwright-Leonard Cohen-I’m Your Man (…the deeper courage was to stand guiltless in the predicament in which you found yourself”. (Leonard Cohen)


The Traitor_Martha Wainwright_Leonard Cohen_I’m Your Man_720HD-022711.avi

A divine composition based on a unique poem, made a complete Leonard Cohen pièce de résistance, and the rendition beyond the realm of words by Martha Wainwright not to forget the out of this world musical arrangement: I am so happy to be able to appreciate this historic moment of excellence in the making. The explanation given by Mr. Cohen to the meaning of the verse describes a predicament in which each and every one of us found ourselves at least once in life, which makes it our life story, within which we can dissolve completely.

The world is indeed the theater in which we’re actors, directors and spectators:

The traitor, by Leonard Cohen

Now the Swan it floated on the English river
Ah the Rose of High Romance it opened wide
A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer
and the judges watched us from the other side

I told my mother “Mother I must leave you
preserve my room but do not shed a tear
Should rumour of a shabby ending reach you
it was half my fault and half the atmosphere”

But the Rose I sickened with a scarlet fever
and the Swan I tempted with a sense of shame
She said at last I was her finest lover
and if she withered I would be to blame

The judges said you missed it by a fraction
rise up and brace your troops for the attack
Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action
Oh see the men of action falling back

But I lingered on her thighs a fatal moment
I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still
My falsity had stung me like a hornet
The poison sank and it paralysed my will

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers
that they had been deserted from above
So on battlefields from here to Barcelona
I’m listed with the enemies of love

And long ago she said “I must be leaving,
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon
You can move it up and down and when I’m sleeping
Run some wire through that Rose and wind the Swan”

So daily I renew my idle duty
I touch her here and there — I know my place
I kiss her open mouth and I praise her beauty
and people call me traitor to my face

“It was called “The traitor”. It was about the feeling that we have of betraying some mission that we were mandated to fulfill, and being unable to fulfill it, and then coming to understand that the real mandate was not to fulfill it, and that the deeper courage was to stand guiltless in the predicament in which you found yourself”. (Leonard Cohen)

 

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quotation: To him who is in fear everything rustles. Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


To him who is in fear everything rustles.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) Discuss